Canada’s population is changing fast. In 2011, there were five million people over the age of 65. By the year 2031, this number will almost double and seniors will comprise 23% of Canada’s population. Statistics show that seniors are determined to remain in their homes as long as possible. In 2011, 92% of seniors lived in a private home. This is fast-increasing the demand for in-home services catering to the senior marketplace.
Heart to Home Meals is backed by the global organization, apetito, a family-owned business that started in 1958 in Rheine, Germany.
In 2014, apetito grossed sales of over $1 billion dollars and employed more than 9,000 people in seven countries.
apetito helps feed almost 1.5 million people every day, whether they are at home, at school, at work, in hospital or in a care facility. So while you will have independence as a Heart to Home Meals franchisee, you also have the comfort of knowing that your business is supported by one of the market leaders in community and in-home food solutions.
Heart to Home Meals is based on apetito’s major brand, Wiltshire Farm Foods, which has been operating in the UK for over 25 years. Wiltshire Farm Foods has become one of the top 100 food brands in the UK and is bringing all of its insight and proven methods to Canada with Heart to Home Meals.
Wiltshire Farm Foods has over 75 franchises and has become the UK’s leading meal delivery service. This proven franchise model has become the backbone for the strategy and model of Heart to Home Meals here in Canada.
As a Heart To Home Meals franchisee within your own exclusive territory, your key roles will be cultivating and owing a loyal customer base by delivering delicious frozen meals to the home. We can help you market to prospective customers in your territory and show you proven strategies for success. We also support your franchise with an overall marketing strategy for Heart to Home Meals with tried and tested tactics.
You’ll feel good about the meals you deliver. They’re carefully designed by our chef and dietitian and tested by the seniors we serve. Our customers appreciate our commitment to creating over 150 delicious and nutritious home-style meals, soups and desserts. Many of our menu items are low in fat, low in sodium, high in fiber and diabetic friendly, allowing you to satisfy a wider range of customers. We also offer options suited to special diets — from gluten free and vegetarian options to minced and pureed meals.
Business Marketing, sales and great customer service, made for seniors. Meals are made by us and delivered by you.
Franchise Fee $40,000
Start-Up Capital Required Approximately $150,000*
You will need a walk-in freezer, a delivery van equipped with a freezer, initial inventory and an office location.
Territories Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia
Personality Are you confident, motivated, disciplined and optimistic? Will you enjoy the personal satisfaction of running a business that helps seniors stay independent? If so, you might be our next franchisee!